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Global fight against non-communicable diseases should take lessons from HIV-AIDS

Valuable lessons from the global commitment to fight HIV/AIDS over the past three decades should inspire a new worldwide effort to confront the epidemic of non-communicable diseases, say Emory public health leaders.

Published
07 September 2011
From
Moreover.com HIV/AIDS feed
Type 2 diabetes in newly diagnosed 'can be reversed'

An extreme eight-week diet of 600 calories a day can reverse Type 2 diabetes in people newly diagnosed with the disease, says a Diabetologia study.

Published
24 June 2011
From
BBC
American Heart Association launches HIV-focused heart website

he American Heart Association and American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM) have created hivandyourheart.orgto help people living with HIV make changes to improve their heart health and overall wellness.  

Published
04 May 2011
From
Pharmalive
Why isn't there a global movement to combat noncommunicable diseases?

In Moscow on Thursday, health ministers from around the world gathered to discuss a serious global health crisis: the rise of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) like heart disease, stroke, depression, and cancer. Their goal is to replicate the successes of a similar meeting held nearly a decade ago, when the United Nations General Assembly convened a special session to combat HIV/AIDS.

Published
29 April 2011
From
New Republic
Mechanism causing insulin resistance in people taking protease inhibitors identified

The same powerful drugs that have extended the lives of countless people with HIV come with a price – insulin resistance that can lead to diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Published
23 November 2010
From
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
IDSA: Diabetes Care Misses Mark in HIV Patients (CME/CE)

The gaps in diabetes care among patients diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus infection are wide enough to drive trucks through, researchers said here at the annual meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America.

Published
25 October 2010
From
MedPage Today HIV/AIDS
Call to 'suspend' diabetes drug

A widely-used diabetes drug should be suspended from the market, European regulators say.

Published
23 September 2010
From
BBC Health
Aging With Complex Chronic Disease: The Wrinkled Face of AIDS

People living with HIV taking combination Antiretroviral Therapy (treatment) are living long enough to experience a diverse array of aging related conditions such as osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), renal disease, liver cirrhosis, and cancer.

Published
25 August 2010
From
The Body Pro / GMHC Treatment Issues
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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